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Five years ago, I was sleep-walking through my life toggling between auto-pilot and fire-drill modes. Lost in the hustle and noise of my do, serve, perform, achieve and be who others need me to be life. I was drinking wine, nightly, to quiet the noise and the chaos and to take the much-needed edge off. I […]

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I found my own freedom from the “do more, be more” mindset and the alcohol that seems to make the hustle easier, and now I’m here to share words of encouragement with you. 

Cozy up with some tea for my reflections on finally, blessedly, living and loving life by simply figuring out the next right thing.

I’m Meade Shirley,

reformed people-pleaser, former gray-area drinker, and Senior Certified This Naked Mind Coach. 

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I’m Not Sober I’m Free

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December 6, 2022

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Mommy Wine Time

Five years ago, I was sleep-walking through my life toggling between auto-pilot and fire-drill modes. Lost in the hustle and noise of my do, serve, perform, achieve and be who others need me to be life. I was drinking wine, nightly, to quiet the noise and the chaos and to take the much-needed edge off. I […]

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My Rock Bottom

Date

December 6, 2022

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Mommy Wine Time

When I finally came into awareness that wine was taking up way too much space in my life (not just the actual time spent drinking it) but even more so the large amount of mental real estate that was occupied by wine, I did what anyone does when you discover a problem. I looked for […]

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I’m Not An Alcoholic and Neither Are You

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December 6, 2022

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This is isn’t the typical post in the alcohol-free space calling BS on the ‘alcoholism’ narrative. I say narrative because that’s exactly what it is. A narrative. From dictionary.com a narrative is: a spoken or written account of connected events; a story. To which people would argue—and are likely arguing with this post now—No it’s […]

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